FJ60 - Speakers

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by mmyton, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. mmyton

    mmyton

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    Since there are a couple of threads regarding stereos ....

    On a '84 FJ60, where were the factory speakers located? I just bought the
    FJ60 and both the front door panels are new and hesitate to cut for speakers.
    In the back, I beleive the PO used basic box speakers. There are two speaker wires
    coming from underneath the carpet.

    Anybody done any different speaker installations?

    Thanks.
  2. 87CRUSR

    87CRUSR SILVER Star

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    I believe the original speaker placement was in the front lower door panels however that placement is not ideal as they are rather low. The rear box speaker is probably the way to go if you are interested in better sound and if you want the best, ...use separate smaller directional speakers for the highs placed around the upper dash or hidden behind the air vents with bass/lows coming out of the doors. It's all based on what you are looking for.
  3. Waggoner5

    Waggoner5 SILVER Star

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    Fronts are in the front part, lower, door. My 60 did not come with any rear speakers from the factory. I ran the wires and installed my own 6x9s in the rear panels. They sounded fine for a low power system.
  4. LT1-62

    LT1-62

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    Howdy mmyton
    I have boomed out my 60. I have 6x9s in the bottom front door panels (remember to wind down the windows to test clearance) with 18mm custom wood gaskets (painted black). I have tweeters mounted high on the rear door pillars and another pair of high power 6x9s in the back ambulance doors (18mm gaskets). I also built a custom subwoofer box and have 2 high power fusion 10" subs that sit behind the rear seats. I specifically bought the fusion subs because they are designed to operate in very small enclosures = minimal compromise of cargo space. The sub box can also be easily removed (if you have a key!) for hauling luggage or space hungry loads. The subs and rear door 6x9s run off a 4 x125 RMS fusion amp and the front 6x9s and tweets run off a sony MD headunit. The 60 is big vehicle and needs lots of sound to fill it up. A cheapish way to make nice, ample sound is to just buy a decent, high power headunit and run front and rear 6x9s in the doors, thats what I had for along time until I got bored. (Oh yeah even if you only do that, Id advise to run all new speaker wire)
  5. gulp3000

    gulp3000

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    I put (5"?) Pioneers in the lower front door panels and 6"-7" in the rear side cargo panels.. Great advice regarding the front windows. I had to shim my speakers out a little so the window could roll all the way down. It's sounds great and the cheap JVC puts out plenty of sound for everyday use. The only problem is my Waylon Jennings CD thats stuck in my player. I like Waylon once in a while, but Stevie Ray or Eric Johnson would have been better choices if it ends up that I can't ever get it out.
  6. Heffenoche

    Heffenoche

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    I put 6.5" Kenwood speakers in the front doors, behind factory grills w/ custom cut 1/8" plastic spacer. I also have an old 3 way MTX box w/ 10" woofers powered with an amp in the back. Works great but I usually take out the box when I go wheeling.
  7. infinity compent spearkers in the doors with the tweeters in the upper area of the door one 2x100 amp for the front two and a 4x100 for the back two with two 6x9 in the cargo area panels. all infinity
  8. mmyton

    mmyton

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    Good advice and appreciate the feedback . Do all speaker installs in the front door panels
    require a spacing mod? Guess it depends on the speakers. I will definetely keep the window
    roll down in mind.

    - Marc
  9. crucible

    crucible

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    6.5's went in easily in the rear cargo panels, there's plenty of space they hold thme well enough too.

    Cruc
  10. 87CRUSR

    87CRUSR SILVER Star

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    I got a pair of "slim design" alpines specifically made to accomodate window clearance issues. I believe Pioneer made a similiar set when I was shopping around.
  11. search for more info on the door installation we had a big thread going awhile back on FJ60 speakers. Kenwood and Alpine make a thinner 6-1/2" that will fit behind factory grilles and still let you roll your window down. ;)

  12. NocalFJ60

    NocalFJ60

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    I made some panels out of wood. Country style! I mounted some 6x9's and put some foam behind them for sound proofing. The speakers sound good. I also mounted apline's in my front doors and just left off the speaker grill that came with it.
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  13. JDH3

    JDH3

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    I just posted this on the other radio thread..I guess I repeat my self here since I just saw this one :doh:

    Im having some new speakers installed today. They are the new blaupunkt Overdrives. They are only 1.48 deep.. If it turns out well I try to post some pics.

    http://www.blaupunktusa.com/Blaupun...xial/ODx652.htm
  14. JDH3

    JDH3

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    Here is a shot of the front (no spacers and behind the factory grill) Not much to see really. [​IMG] No problems at all with the space...just had to cut it out to fit the larger size. The Second photo is of the rears..I had to get rid of the ashtrays in the back but I gain some sound. [​IMG] :eek: Sounds awsome.
    front.jpg rear.jpg

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